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The Club 

Earn, Paper Boi, and Darius attend the Primal Night Club. Paper Boi cannot contend with a popular NBA player who is drawing more people toward him. Earn tails an evasive club owner who owes him money.


Hiro Murai


Jamal Olori, Donald Glover (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Glover ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks
Brian Tyree Henry ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
Lakeith Stanfield ... Darius
Antoinette Robertson ... Janice
Harold House Moore ... Swiff
Cranston Johnson ... Deshawn
Milton Crosby Milton Crosby ... Fan
Dale Anthony Jennings ... DJ
Lucius Baston ... Chris
Jessica A. Caesar ... Lexi
Roscoe Johnson ... Bouncer
Eugene H. Russell IV ... Dude
Dawn Halfkenny ... Nia
Lorenzo Yearby ... Photographer
Dajour Ashwood Dajour Ashwood ... Random Stranger 1


Earn, Paper Boi, and Darius attend the Primal Night Club. Paper Boi cannot contend with a popular NBA player who is drawing more people toward him. Earn tails an evasive club owner who owes him money.

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Comedy | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

18 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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That Club Did Kinda Suck...
20 February 2018 | by lassegalsgaard-45284See all my reviews

How did a know that there would be one episode in this show that would be set primarily in a club? Probably because one of the show's main protagonists is a rapper and it would be be the foundation of some great moments. This show has been able to do so many unpredictable things over the course of the last seven episodes, however, there would come a point where they had to do something predictable. While the episode had a very predictable plotline, it never bothered me, because the show has been able to keep its tone consistent, and this setting did give the show a chance to do some things that could continue that. This episode was a fine episode, and with the greatness that was the last episode, it made sense that they were not going to reach those heights one again. So, even though, this episode did have some very predictable moments and a subplot that I didn't like that much, I think it's another very succesful episode for a show that has been filled with them.

One of the things that I loved about this episode, was that they focused on Alfred and how he deals with the fact that he has become a little bit famous now. The episode showed us that there are some parts of his fame that he enjoys, while there are also same attributes of it that doesn't fit him so well. One of those things is that there is another person in this episode who is more famous than him, and he doesn't like that. He is a very competitive player, and that is shown a lot in this episode.

The humor was spread out throughout the episode, which had a very serious undertone. One of those undertones that makes a humoristic nature very wanted, and the writers know that they can get away with that, as long as they don't forget what their tone is. Jamal Olori gets that, so he infuses the humor very well into the episode, and makes the humor fit with every character. Olori is also very good at making some creative and interesting humor, that Glover hasn't had the opportunity to explore yet. I hope that this episode will set some things in motion for the future.

There is some great commentary on the stereotypical characters in this show, especially surrounding the character Chris, who is the club owner. For some reasons I didn't really get, he owes our main gang some money, and while I didn't get the reason why, I loved the passion from Earnest to really get those money, because it shows that he is not a character that have so many opportunities. And the ending was also so great and really satisfying when you have been following this guy around through the entire episode.

I only really had one flaw with the episode, which was that Darius' subplot felt a little bit forced in this episode. His role didn't fit in with the overall story, and luckily, the didn't focus so much on him. I don't want Darius to become a redundant character who is just there to be there, mostly because I really like the character.

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